PETERS – Kavanaugh hearing – In spite of gains of MeToo, it’s still a man’s world

Judge Brett Kavanaugh during Senate hearings.

BY DEADLINE, we didn’t yet know whether the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee would result in Brett Kavanaugh losing support for his confirmation to the Supreme Court.

It’s a watershed moment for the MeToo movement, in which sexual assault survivors are making their experiences public.

MeToo has resulted in severe social and career consequences for assailants, many of whom have already decried that due process has been abandoned.

The latest to make that argument was Kavanaugh himself, in a fuming, vitriolic rebuttal to the judiciary committee Thursday.

But there are a couple of problems with that argument in the context of Kavanaugh’s confirmation proceeding and of most other assailants who have been accused.

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James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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